MACS has been working in Malawi, one of the ten poorest countries in the world, since 1993. We work alongside people in the rural areas, where the needs are greatest, by responding to specific requests for support.
Most of our funding is on education, healthcare, community and water projects. Alongside the local community we build and repair classrooms, build houses that will enable a nurse, teacher or priest to take up a post in a village, we supply education and sports equipment to schools. Where the congregation has built strong walls for a church we provide a roof. Church buildings are used throughout the week by the community. The four Anglican hospitals and their eleven outlying health centres are always in need of supplies and equipment.
Just as important as the material things, we assist with seeds for growth. We provide bursaries for over 74 secondary school students and support orphans, fund training for volunteer pre-school teachers, skills training courses for women and provide support for permaculture that could bring a subsistence farmer not only enough food to feed the family through the hungry months but a surplus that will bring them access to healthcare and secondary education for their children.
We give you thanks that your love reaches to every part of your world.
Bless the people of Malawi.
Impart wisdom and integrity to those in authority.
Grant a rich harvest to all who hoe the fields and fish the lakes and rivers.
Give prosperity to merchants and traders that they may contribute to the development of the nation.
Bring freedom from hunger, and health care and education to all, especially the young.
And refresh our energy as we seek to support all who live and work in Malawi.
MACS was founded in 1993 by Margaret Parr, who had been Headmistress of St Michael’s Girls Secondary School at Malindi. The first trustees to join her were Anthea Griggs, Sally Huband and Bishop Donald Arden, all of whom had worked in Malawi for a number of years.